Gosford father and son, Danny and Daniel O’Brien, have donated $20,000 to support critical medical research into brain cancer and motor neurone disease (MND), after winning $40,000 through a First State Super competition.
The men were joint winners of a recent First State Super competition which saw both men pocket $10,000 cash, with each given an additional $10,000 to donate to a cause near and dear to them. Danny donated his $10,000 to the Charlie Teo Foundation, with Daniel gifting his $10,000 to FightMND. Citing personal experience, Danny said he nominated the Charlie Teo Foundation to help prevent this deadly disease from impacting more families.
Brain tumours have cut short the lives of two of our family members and severely diminished the quality of life of one other family member.
The donation to the Charlie Teo Foundation is to assist in research to improve survival rates in the future, Danny said. First State Supers Acting Group Executive Member Growth, Suzanne Holden, said the Fund was delighted to be able to support these charities that contributed so much to its members and the community as a whole.
First State Supers 760,000 members are the carers and protectors of our community. They are our nurses, police officers, paramedics, fire fighters, disability and aged care workers, and others who every day care for and support all of us.
Through this campaign we are pleased to have been able to acknowledge the work that so many of our members do in their communities and the people and groups they support, she said.
Source: Media release, Aug 29 Will Turner, First State Super